This paper will discuss mine self-evaluation and do into detail about my first speech. My first speech takes place in front of my class and I have to tell a story of an experience that has happened to me. Telling a speech was a new experience for me and I embrace the challenge. A speech can have an impact on a person life and the audience can also relate a topic that is being presented. I will explore and go into the details of ethos, pathos and logos of my speech for my personal assessment.
Albert Einstein once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” I’ve seen this today, where students are these fish, and these standardized tests that we take are the judges at how well we climb up the tree.
Also, there were some difficulties that came about during my speech, one of those difficulties being inadequate direct eye contact. During the length of the speech there were not many time where I looked up and talked directly to my classmates. Something I could have done better to improve this would be to practice even more to ensure that I wouldn’t need to look at my notecards and slides as often. I also could have practiced when to look up and have a successful glance at my audience to have improved eye contact.
One of the things I noticed in my speech was how many times I looked at the screen. I didn’t realize how many times I looked at my prop until I watched myself on video. It was distracting and took away from what I was saying to my audience. Additionally, I feel like I could have improved speaking about the different experiments performed. I feel like they were rushed and I should have stuck to talking about only one or two experiments instead. With my time being rushed, I feel like I couldn’t explain as much of the experiments as I wanted to or as in depth. Lastly, I should have worked on the conclusion for my speech. I wasn’t able to come up with a good conclusion, so it felt as if I left some of the speech left hanging. I mentioned ethical issues performed in the experiments without actually going over it in the speech. Next time, I know I will come up with a solid ending and just wrapping up ideas I already went over in class. I know that for my persuasive speech, I will work on my eye contact, slowing down, and coming up with a solid ending.
- What I did well during my speech was looking at my audience. I was always facing my audience and have a quick view to my PowerPoint. I believe I did well on these aspects because I wasn’t like the other students always looking at the PowerPoint and not even facing the audience. I know this is a public speaking class and the point is to talk to our audience while facing them.
Oral. Presentation. I felt blood pounding in my ears as my teacher traced the requirements of the presentation onto the white board. The remainder of the class sped by, as I roughly wrote out the phrases that I planned to speak in front of the class in just five short days. All too quickly, those days rushed past me, leaving me back in 5th period, mentally retracing the now creased notebook paper that I had written my poorly-constructed monologue on. The room was silent. I would've traded this silence for the thundering rain on the roof any day. One by one, I watched my peers drag themselves in front of the class to deliver their presentations. As each name was called, I held my breath and hoped it wouldn't be mine. This strategy worked every time-until it didn't. I searched my mind as I walked up to the board. Scared? No. Terrified? That wouldn't work. Mortified? Absolutely not. Confident. Who was I kidding, I could never find that in time. I took one deep breath, then dived into my speech. I can never seem to think about a presentation while I present. As phrases rolled off my tongue, my mind was on anything but verb
I am very proud of my performance of my widget speech. I prepared by writing my speech in advanced and practicing it for 20 minutes every night. The only thing I regret about the preparation of this speech was waiting till the last minute to make the poster. But I thought the delivery went well. I think the only thing that went badly wrong was me having a brain fart on the speech when I had had it memorized for two days. I think it was the intimidation of peers that made me nervous.
Before I knew it, my time to present arrived, and even though I was somewhat confident in myself, I still had those presentation jitters. There was no way around the presentation, so I got in front of the classroom and gave it my all. I finished after about twenty minutes, including a question session by my teacher, and my classmates all clapped for me when it was over. My teacher said that my presentation was really great and even claimed that I had a college quality presentation! From that moment on, I realized that English is not so bad after all, and that I have all the skills needed to conquer the
To analyse the presentation and teamwork I need to be able to understand everyone has different experiences and different ways of working and had their own view on teamwork. My confidence grew as I got to know the team. Giving the presentation has helped me with my confidence, which I will need when I am working in the health care. I have also learned to speak up more and encourage others to take part when they where being quiet and not pulling their weight. It was good to do research using the appropriate methods, looking at journals and professional sites. I managed to hold it together during the presentation in front of everyone. I knew the presentation was not going to go as well has it could due to the lack of practice. The reason I was so nervous was
For one, I could have had better information, and made sure I didn’t repeat the information so much. The information that I had researched proved to be very specific and not necessarily relevant to the topic that I was talking about at the time. This resulted in an overall choppy sounding presentation. The other thing I could have done better was to have someone go over my presentation and proof read/ correct my text. I had some grammatical and spelling errors, mistakes that should have not happened. If I had fixed these two things then my presentation would have been a lot nicer. This, again, would have resulted in a better
Today I gave my informative speech and I think it went pretty well. To prepare for my speech I did numerous things. The first thing I did was I started researching the history of Alton. After I had researched I decided on what I wanted my points to be over bases off what I found out. After that I began to write my speech. I changed things and re wrote things a few times because my first version didn't make a ton sense. When I was up in front of the audience I felt nervous. I wasn’t as prepared as I wanted to be. I wasn’t expecting to go today. There were six people in front of me and when four of them were gone or not ready to go I panicked a little bit. When I was done giving the speech I was glad it was done, but I wish I had done better.
Comparing to my pervious speeches, I thought I was more confident and effective. Since we were in the small room, I made sure that the tone and volume of my voices were balanced. Moreover, throughout the speeches I used various hand gestures to help me get connect with the audience. Preparation is one the most effective way to improve in any kinds of speech. Therefore, I could have done better by practice and preparing more.
For this speech I choose to have my topic be something I have a strong personal connection to which was Rave culture, its history and practices. Choosing this to be my topic of choice I was able to be motivated in researching it and I believe my genuine interest in the topic showed in my presentation. In this self-eval I will be discussing the structure and style along with what I am taking away from this speech.
One thing that I was surprised about in my speech was that I didn’t use my note cards at all. I had prepared all my main talking points and any evidence that I wanted to go along with these points, like the text says we are supposed to do with extemporaneous speaking, but my actual speech was different. I had practiced the speech so many times that I didn’t feel like I needed to look down at them. This was a mistake, however, because I did forget to mention a couple important points, which was very frustrating to see. My eye contact was good, but I think that I need to spend more time focusing on people in the audience.
My three friends Reynaldo, Blas, and Gilbert did my oral presentation Evaluation. Reynaldo and Blas gave me excellent in the category of organization. On the other hand Gilbert gave me an acceptable in the organization category. On the delivery category Reynaldo and Blas also gave me excellent but Gilbert gave me an acceptable. In the visuals category Reynaldo and Blas gave me excellent but Gilbert gave me acceptable. Next, on the voice category I received excellent form Reynaldo and Blas but once again received acceptable from Gilbert. Lastly, in the category of content I received excellent from Reynaldo and Blas and acceptable from Gilbert.